Murder sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment

2019-09-05 06:01

MURDER accused Simple Given Bless was sentenced to 15-years imprisonment after stabbing a man to death in Uitenhage.

Police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart said according to the testimony given during the trial, the 27-year-old accused, Bless, had an argument with Brendon Human (21), which ultimately resulted in Bless stabbing Human several times in the upper body. The incident happened on November 4 last year, in the McCarthy informal settlement.

Captain Swart said Human passed on in hospital soon afterwards and Bless was arrested on November 6.

“Bless was sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment by the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder,” Swart said.

Acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll commended the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Andrew Hoffman for the effective and proficient way he performed his investigations.

“This conviction and lengthy sentence meted out by our courts are as a result of thorough investigations by our detectives, who gathered all relevant evidence to successfully identify and link the offender to the crime,” he said.

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